Asus Zenfone 2 ZE500KL Hands On and Photo Gallery

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Asus unveiled the Zenfone 2 ZE500KL in the new Zenfone 2 lineup at the Computex 2015 this week. We managed to get hands-on with the new smartphone. Here is a closer look at the smartphone.

The Zenfone 2 ZE500KL has a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) display with Corning gorilla glass protection. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916 ) 64-bit processor with Adreno 305 GPU, similar to the ZE550KL and has a similar design.

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The earpiece is present above the display, above the Asus branding. The LED notification light is present on the left side of the earpiece, quite different from the ZE550KL model. There is a 5-megapixel camera on the front with f/2.0 aperture and 85-degree wide-angle lens. The smartphone runs on Android 5.0 (Lollipop).

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The capacitive touch buttons are present below the display.

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On the top there is a power button and a 3.5mm audio jack.

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There is a micro USB slot on the bottom along with a tiny microphone hole.

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It has a 13-megapixel camera on the back with f/2.0 aperture and Dual LED Real Tone Flash and Laser Auto Focus for quick focus. The volume rocker below the camera is similar to other Zenfone 2 models.

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There is a large loudspeaker grill on the lower part of the back.

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It also comes with matte back cover in some models. Under the back cover there are two micro SIM slots and a microSD slot (expandable up to 128GB). The smartphone has 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage. It has 4G LTE support and the usual set of connectivity features such as WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS. It is expected to come with 2500mAh battery.

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The Asus Zenfone 2 ZE500KL comes in Black, Silver and Red colors. Asus has not revealed the pricing or the availability of the smartphone yet.

Srivatsan contributed to the report

Author: Sunil Jamboor Nagesh

He has been reporting tech and reviewing gadgets for quite some time now. SJN in the past has been a part of couple of globally reputed tech publications like GSMArena and AndriodAuthority. He bleeds tech and is always seen with a review unit in hand. Feel free to reach him on twitter - @SunilJamboor or on Google+.